100 Diamonds in the Rough: Time
Thank you for the wonderful request @redrose-arrow. This was really fun to write. I’ve come to terms with with the fact that I’m only good at writing fluff.
Let me know what you thought of it
It was the sun that woke Alyss up. The early morning rays spilled through the windows and onto her face. When she opened her eyes, the brightness blinded her and she squinted, turning her away. That’s when she noticed the arm that was wrapped around her middle. She blinked and stared at it, confused, her mind muddled with sleep. She twisted her head to see who was behind her, and her face spread into a wide smile as she instantly remembered. She stared a his sleeping face for a few more moments, her smile getting wider every second, then turned back around, overwhelmed. She shut her eyes and bit her knuckle, willing all of her excited and giddy emotions to stay inside, so as not to wake him up.
Suddenly the arm around her squeezed gently, and she felt a thrill of excitement, swirling her head back to him. This time Will’s wide, brown, twinkling eyes were staring back at her, smiling.
She didn’t answer for a while, but simply stared at him, admiring all of his features. The sun from behind her highlighted his sleep tousled hair and gave his eyes a golden tinge. His mouth were pulled into a wide smile, deepening his dimples, and she noticed how soft and warm his lips looked. Looking lower, she caught a glimpse of his body underneath the covers. She knew his chest was bare, but couldn’t tell with is lower half…
Then when Will suddenly got shy of her admiring scrutiny and nuzzled his face against the the pillow, trying to hide himself from her, Alyss’s heart melted with love. He peeked up at her, his cheeks blushing, and she finally responded, turned her whole body around to press against his - and noticed that he was not dressed at all.
“It really is a good morning.” She sighed, entwining her legs with his. Her hand came up to push back a peice of hair that fell over his pretty eyes. “I’m sorry for waking you.”
Will shook his head, groaning as he stretched the sleep away from body by squeezing her into a tight hug, tucking his head under her chin. He nuzzled her, kissing her neck once. Then once more.
“This has to be the best way I’ve been woken up. Ever” He mumbled. “By my wife.”
He smiled at his words, and at the exact same time, so did Alyss.
He felt her plant a kiss on his temple, then his forehead, and he tilted his head up to catch her lips with his. He held them like that for a long time, and even when she pulled away, his lips lingered.
“We’re married.” whispered Alyss. Her stomach did a flip at the thought. Her whole life she never had anybody, and even though she always thought of Will as her family, it was now official. She was Alyss Mainwaring-Treaty. From now till forever.
“Do remember the wedding?” He asked her, a smile in his voice. Alyss shook her head, chuckling.
It was only yesterday. It started as simple and beautiful ceremony in the woods, but quickly became extremely hectic at the after party in Redmont Castle. There were so many well-wishers, so much food, too much drink, and so much dancing that the whole thing became a blur for the newlywed.
“Not at all.” She then gave him a coy smile, her cheeks turning pink. “But I remember last night.”
Will’s eyes widened and he nodded. “How could anyone forget?” The corner of his mouth lifted in a smirk.
He hand had been on her thigh, underneath the covers, and he then brought it up. He buried his face in her neck once more, kissing and sucking on the sensitive skin. She shivered, tightening her fingers around his hair, feeling his skull. The core of her body still ached from the night before.
She murmured, “Are you hungry?”
“Mmmmm” Will grunted affirmatively, his lips and tongue going underneath her chin, making her tilt her head up. He then kissed the base of her neck and her collar bones, going lower and lower. She laughed, giving him a weird sensation when her throat moved.
“I meant food, Will!” She pulled his head away gently. He pouted and came up reluctantly, but only to kiss her lips deeply. He held her tightly, and his bare, warm body, melted her to him. He pulled away once, to catch his breath and look at her, his eyes filled with ardor, but Alyss pulled him back impatiently.
It was Will, who, after several long minutes, finally came away fully, “Okay, okay, okay,” He leaned away from her, breathing hard, “I should probably make breakfast.”
Alyss nodded, rolling off the bed. “And I have to wash my face.” But before she could go far, she yelped as Will sprang forward and wrapped his arms around her middle, pulling her back.
“Wait, wait,” He grinned, kissing her cheek from behind. “Just a few more minutes in bed” Alyss rolled her eyes, protesting and trying to pull away from him. But his powerful arms held her tightly. She felt his lips next to her ear and heard his teasing voice. “Please, Alyss? Love? Pleeease…?”
She leaned her head back, resting it on top of his. “Five minutes.” She tried making her voice stern, but was unsuccessful.
“Five minutes?!” Will cried out. “Only five minutes??” He dug his fingers into her side playfully, tickling her. He received a small shriek of laughter- music to his ears - and then a slap on the arm and a scold. He laughed, and kissed the back of her neck several time, apologizing. Alyss leaned back and captured his lips once more.
And they kissed again, and again, and again. They stayed in bed all through the morning, and it was only until the sun was high in sky did they both stumble out of bed. The newlywed made breakfast together, ate together, then later washed up together, walked together, talked together, made love, and then did it all over again.
Five minutes was nothing for them anymore, because now they a lifetime.